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Fares (Greek: Φαρές; Ancient Greek: Φαραί Pharai; Latin: Pharae) is a village in the municipal unit of Farres, Achaea, Greek. It is located on the left bank of the river Peiros, 2 km southeast of Isoma and 17 km south of Patras. In 2001 Fares had a population of 476 for the village and 528 for the community, which includes the village Prevedos. Prevedos is on the Greek National Road 33 (Patras - Tripoli).

History

Fares is named after the ancient town Pharae, which might be named after the Greek mythological figure Pharis, son of Hermes and the Danaid Philodameia.[1] Pharae was located 150 stadia (28 km) from Patras and 70 stadia (13 km) from the sea, and was built by the banks of the river Peiros.[2] It was part of the Achaean Dynasty and later the Achaean League.
Population
Year Village population Community population
1981 495 -
1991 587 -
2001 476 528
See also

List of settlements in Achaea

References

^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 4. 30. 2 and 7. 22. 5.
^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 7. 22. 1.

External links

Fares at the GTP Travel Pages

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